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'A Touch of Gold Lamé' a 450+ page Hardcover book by Erik Lorentzen is scheduled for release in June. The book will be the same size and weight (3.5kg / 7.7 pounds) as the Elvis Files books and will cover all you could want to know about Elvis and his 1957 concerts featuring the famous Gold Lame Suit. Preview 8 pages from this book.
'The Return Of The King' 2 CD Set is a Soundboard recording of the 1997 Elvis In Concert Show in Memphis, August 16, 1997. This double CD set is jam-packed and includes two (2) performances of 'Don't Cry Daddy by Lisa Marie Presley, ELVIS PRESLEY, The Sweet Inspirations sing their hit, 'Sweet Inspiration', Ronnie McDowell and much more. Recorded at the Elvis In Concert Show, Memphis, August 16, 1997
, best known among Elvis fans as the director of the 'Aloha From Hawaii' TV Special has died age 82 after he was struck by a car he had just exited from. He died at the scene, police said.
Elvis At The Movies
is a 3 CD set of soundtracks from Elvis' early Hollywood years remain fan favorites, and with good reason. From jailhouse rock to barrack block, the action and the music never stops.
Just released is 'The Last Farewell', a new 5 CD box set in a pewter box including a book of 80 pages (28 by 28 cm) with unseen photo's, never published before. The set with a total weight of 1.9 KG
(4 pounds) contains the complete masters and outtakes from the 1976 Graceland sessions in 'Superb Sound Quality', better than ever thought possible.
'827 Thomas Street' is a very limited box set full of rare and hard to find takes, mixes and live versions. The perfect set to accompany your FTD
'69 releases! As a bonus there is a newly remastered version of 'THE MEMPHIS RECORD', this great album contained alternate mixes and some of the best versions ever heard. Get it while you can and get back to 1969.
The King of Rock 'n' Roll is born: The making of Elvis, behind the scenes Hardcover Book
by Chris Murray (Editor), Alfred Wertheimer
(Photographer), Robert Santelli (Contributor) will be released in June. 'Elvis who?' was photographer Alfred Wertheimer's response when, in early 1956, an RCA Victor publicist asked him to photograph an up-and-coming crooner from Memphis. Little did Wertheimer know that this would be the job of his life: just 21 years old, Elvis Presley was - as we now know - about to become a legend.
The World Knows Elvis Presley, but They Don't Know Me Hardcover Book
has been written by a person who conducts Elvis, (and other musical stars), tours and knows what he is talking about. This is a refreshing book on Elvis and a pleasure to read. The author is not one of the 'bash the fat junkie Elvis' writers and you can tell he loves his subject. At the same time he does destroy several myths in his writing and sets the record straight on the Memphis Mafia
and Tom Parker If you are fed up with the usual trash that is on the market about the greatest entertainer that has ever lived and would like to read what he was really like and how his own so - called 'friends' acted towards behind his back and ripped him off then this book is for you. Buy it, read it and have your eyes open.
This concert was released nine (9) years ago as a double CD set titled 'The Elvis Presley Show : Holding Down The Fort' and featured part of the opening acts on the first CD. The original tape had some damages and omissions, and therefore the show was made complete while using the same songs performed a month later at the same venue. It was well edited and runs as a complete show. It isn't most popular period for Elvis' concert but the two shows recorded in Fort Worth, TX turned out to be rather good at the time. The sound engineer Bruce Jackson was on a lucky and bad day altogether, but Elvis' mood turned the situation into a good one for his best sounding man on tour.
In an interview for 'Daily Mail' (UK), Nancy Sinatra
was asked who her dream dinner date would be. She said: 'Elvis. He always made me laugh. He was silly, funny and such a lovely guy to be around. When we did our movie (Speedway
) he had a tandem made for the two of us. He'd say: 'Nancy, let's go for a ride', and then we'd go off and within seconds all these Elvis fans would descend on us and we wouldn't get more than a few minutes cycling done. But it was fun. He loved life. He loved to laugh.
The Canadian based company Remstar Films has acquired the Canadian rights to the new film Elvis & Nixon. The film is about the meeting between Elvis and President Nixon on December 21, 1970
at the White House. Elvis wrote a letter to President Nixon while on a plane headed to Washington seeking a meeeting so he could ask to be a federal 'DEA' agent. Elvis & Nixon shows what happened during this intimate moment in the Oval Office. Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey playing the lead roles as Elvis and the president. They are currently filming in Los Angeles and New Orleans.
Elvis Presley's jet-airplanes, 'The Lisa Marie
' and 'Hound Dog II
', will remain permanent fixtures at Graceland
. EPE issued a statement on Sunday confirming the news after 10 months of public wrangling
over a new payment deal with the planes owners, triggering an uproar among loyal Elvis fans worldwide.
Following the huge success of the Deluxe slipcase bound hardcover Edition
comes the 'Ultimate Elvis : Soft Cover Edition : The Complete & Definitive Recording Sessions
' is a three-volume
set that not only comprises all the recording session details that are available to date, with the help of the fantastic Keith Flynn and his superb research. It also includes detailed discographies, reviews of every single, EP and album release, original release dates, facsimiles of RCA's paperwork, session logs, listing notices, letters from Colonel Parker's
office and RCA's archive, the reproduction of original sheet music covers, a huge index and a host of other things. And the icing on the cake is a wealth of stunning photographs - approximately 1500 of them! - many of them previously unseen, relating to the time period in question.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) have recently sold out
of the following title (meaning they are therefore deleted and unavailable); King Creole : The Music
(book), King Creole Frame By Frame
(book), In A Private Moment
, Polk Salad Annie
, Hot August Night
and Sold Out!
, the 25-year-old daughter of Lisa Marie Presley
is featured on the cover of the May edition of Vogue magazine in Australia, with her best friend and supermodel and actress Abbey Lee Kershaw.
As many fans are waiting on the release of the Elvis Files Volume 7, expected in August, and as the last book in the series, news just in is that there will be now an eighth volume covering 1976-77 released in 2016, with volume 7 1974-75.
Due for release this month is 'Love The Album
' a special edition CD limited to 500 copies only, that features 31 great tracks including original masters, alternate and Original Mono single versions and includes 8 previously unreleased versions (by Elvis' Record Company) ...
Due for release this month is 'Love The Blue Album
', a special edition CD limited to 500 copies only, that features 30 great tracks including original masters, alternate and Original Mono single versions and includes 5 previously unreleased versions (by Elvis' Record Company).
Due for release this month is 'Steppin' Out Of Line : The Pot Luck Recording Sessions 1961-1962
' a special edition 2 CD set limited to 500 copies only from 'The Bootleg Series
' with 58 great tracks, including the original Stereo and Mono album masters, outtakes (not released by Elvis' record company*) and Movie Versions from the 'Pot Luck' album all on one double CD. Includes a booklet with recording information. (*with the exception of the outtakes released on the 'Elvis For Everyone
On March 15
we reported that Jack White, an American musician, record producer, and occasional actor. bought the My Happiness
of acetate at the Graceland
auction on January 8 this year. Now the latest update we have is that on February 26, White took his $300,000 acetate to Alan Stoker, a specialist from Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame, to digital transfer the acetate. You can now view a video clip
showing the beginning of the work, looking at and playing the acetate. White will release the acetate again for Record Store Day in America on April, 18, and later a 7" version will be released.
Two airplanes once owned by Elvis Presley, 'The Lisa Marie
' and 'Hound Dog II
', could be moved from Graceland to a location down the street under a plan approved Thursday by a county board.
A litter of puppies were born on Graceland
property two weeks ago and had to be rescued Sunday morning, after one humane society was going to separate them from their mother ... In honor of their birth being on Graceland property, workers with the Tunica Humane Society decided to name the mother Priscilla and the black puppy with the white stomach Elvis.
There is a one week exclusive exhibit at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas of Elvis' Stutz Blackhawk Car from 1971
. Collectors and fans have the rare car which he purchased in September 1971. The car will be sold in May at the auction in New York. It was one of only 26 built as a 1971 production model.
release of the extended soundtrack of the 'This Is Elvis
' movie is now in stock, and looking cool still today 33 years after. With the unprecedented cooperation of those who best new Presley, the film combines rare, never-before-seen footage, privately owned kinescopes from TV's early years, remarkable outtakes from Presley's movies and accurate recreations of pivotal moments in his life.
The Elvis Files Volume 7 (1974-77) is due for release in August.
This is the final volume of the Elvis Files story that chronicles Elvis' years on tour through the USA, the final Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe seasons through to Elvis' last powerful New Year's Eve concert and finally to the last sad few months of 1977.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) have released 'Rock Around The Bloch
' (Book/CD) and our order is on the way to us. A deluxe hardback book
with 288 pages and 100 unpublished photographs
by David English and Pål Granlund, the book is published by FTD books the set includes a CD with a newly-remastered recording
of Elvis' performance at the Bloch Arena, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on March 25, 1961 and a newly-discovered recording of the complete press conference and awards ceremony held on March 25, 1961
Songwriter and pianist Don Robertson
died last week at the age of 92. Elvis recorded 14 songs written by Robertson. Robertson's own song 'The Happy Whistler' was a million seller in 1956. His special way of playing the piano was very successful. Robertson worked as a singer and pianist for RCA Victor and Capitol Records,but also as a background keyboardist on recordings with Elvis Presley, Nat King Cole, Duane Eddy, Al Martino and many others. The best-known songs Elvis recorded, written by Robertson, his 'There's Always Me', 'Anything That's Part Of You', 'I Met Her Today', 'I'm Counting on You' and 'No More'.
A number of websites are reporting the story that Nancy Sinatra recently said that 'Elvis, frankly, was just an OK singer' ... 'Elvis was the King, but he was no Chairman of the Board' .... 'You're talking about the difference between stardom and talent', ... 'Elvis had talent and was a big star, but no one touches Frank and no one will in terms of musicianship and elegance and charitable work' ... Well Nancy did not say any of this. Elvis Australia's Scott Jenkins asked Nancy (Via her twitter account) and received the reply, read in full.
Along with volume I (Stereo)
also for release is 'Hawaiian Beach Boy : The Expanded Blue Hawaii Album II
' (Monophonic Sound Edition). This is number 16 from the very popular 'The Bootleg Series
' and contains 32 tracks, including masters and outtakes from the movie Blue Hawaii in mono, including the original mono album masters and includes is a 12 page booklet.
The 15th release in the very popular 'The Bootleg Series
' will be 'Hawaiian Beach Boy : The Expanded Blue Hawaii Album I
' (stereophonic Sound Edition), a 2 CD set with 56 tracks, including masters and outtakes from the movie Blue Hawaii in stereo. Also the movie versions (never before released in this form on CD), the original orchestral music made for the movie (also previously unreleased), 2 songs from The Surfers (recorded for the movie) and 5 Bonus Tracks, and a 20 page booklet.
have released an extended soundtrack of the 'This Is Elvis
' movie, and our order (is well) on the way to us, due to arrive 'any day now
'. What accounted for his undeniable mystique? The answer is contained in a remarkable biography, written on film instead of the printed page - This Is Elvis - a David L. Wolper Production of an Andrew Solt/Malcolm Leo Film for Warner Bros. release. Written, directed and produced by Solt and Leo (best known for their television special Heroes OF Rock and Roll). The film follows innovations first introduced by producer Wolper, whose 650 films include the Emmy-winning Roots and the Oscar winning The Hellstrom Chronicle. With the unprecedented cooperation of those who best new Presley, the film combines rare, never-before-seen footage, privately owned kinescopes from TV's early years, remarkable outtakes from Presley's movies and accurate recreations of pivotal moments in his life.
Announced for release on March 26 is 'Elvis Spring '77 : The Soundboard Recordings Vol.2', a double CD release containing the soundboard recordings from Toledo, OH. April 23, 1977 : Ann Arbor, MI. April 24, 1977 : Kalamazoo, MI. April 26, 1977 and Alexandria, LA. March 30, 1977. Also including 2 bonus tracks.
It was recently revealed in a Billboard Magazine interview that rock 'n' roll musician Jack White purchased Elvis Presley's first acetate, considered the holy grail of rock 'n' roll, Auction January 8, 2015. White will release a reissue of the acetate, which features covers of 'My Happiness' and 'That's When Your Heartaches Begin', for Record Store Day on April 18 via his Nashville-based label, Third Man Records. The Record Store Day version will be a limited facsimile 10-inch 78 rpm disc, while later this year, Third Man will release a widely available 7-inch 45 rpm featuring newly restored versions of the two songs.
Elvis: Summer of '56 Deluxe Memorabilia Collection Box Set will be released in April. The set contains a 24-page book covering Elvis' life and carrer with 'extensive photoraphs', movie memorabilia from 1956, and a DVD with the earliest home-movie footage of Elvis at 21. With all this the set tells the story of the cultural and musical icon known as the King of Rock and Roll.
A two year old boy, William Stokkebroe, has a hit YouTube video
with over 2 million views to-date as he dances to Elvis Presleys after watching his parents Kristina and Peter Stokkebroe [As we understand it, two danes who were world champions in latin dance in 2010] and other dancers practising.
'Elvis : Guitar Man' & 'Elvis : I Was The One', a 2 CD set will be released in the 'reproduction' series.
'Elvis Worldwide Gold Award Hits Vol.1 & 2' will be released in the 'reproduction' series. This 4 CD box with 2 double CD digipac's housed in a slipcase comes with bonus booklet, poster, and envelope.
Two jets once belonging to Elvis Presley that have been displayed at Graceland for years could be destined for a museum, if the group that owns the planes has its way.
Memphis experienced a rare snowstorm last night that allowed the E-crew of Elvis Presley Enterprises to get some amazing drone footage of Graceland
decorated in the beautiful snowfall. The result is absolutely beyond words. How we wish that Elvis could have seen all that beauty in the Winter Wonderland clip.
'Elvis: The New Recordings
' CD is unlike any other CD available! 'Elvis: The New Recordings' (an import), consists of 26 NEW overdubs (2015) of some of Mr. Presley's best tracks - both well known and obscure. Produced by Larry Jordan (who has done overdubs on stars ranging from Patsy Cline to Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney and Jim Reeves - the latter of whom had a #1 this past summer in Europe from one of Jordan's overdubs) - the new Elvis offering features stunning sound quality and top musicianship.